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Weatherman Warns Of Heavy Rainfall, Strong Winds

The Kenya Meteorological Department has issued a heavy rainfall and strong advisory affecting several parts of the country.

In a statement dated Sunday, May 19, 2024, the weatherman detailed that rainfall expected in 36 counties will intensify during the course of the week.

According to the weatherman, large ocean waves will likely be experienced in the Indian Ocean.

“Heavy rainfall of more than 30mm in 24hrs pounding several parts of the Lake Victoria Basin, the Rift Valley, Highlands West and East of the Rift Valley including Nairobi area is expected to continue from Sunday, May 19, 2024.”

“The heavy rainfall is predicted to intensify to more than 40mm in 24hrs over the Rift Valley, Highlands West and East of the Rift Valley Including the Nairobi area, Lake Victoria Basin and off the coast on Monday, May 20, 2024, to Tuesday, May 21, 2024,” the statement read in part.

“It is likely to reduce in intensity on 22nd May 2024 inland but intensify along the coast from Wednesday, May 22, 2024, to Thursday, May 23, 2024. The heavy rainfall is likely to be accompanied by gusty winds, large Ocean Waves in the Indian Ocean and strong southerly winds in the eastern region,” it added.

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